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Review for Children of Vietnam, Greensboro, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was excited to be asked to join the Board of Children of Vietnam. I had known of the organization and it had a good reputation and when I asked around for updated opinions before accepting the appointment the feedback was outstanding.

The organization fills a critical gap in Central Vietnam, connecting youth and families in need with the support they need to succeed. Having lived in Vietnam for several years and seen many non-profits operating there I can truly say that what Children of Vietnam does is unique and an investment with the organization can be trusted to support critical impactful programs.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Save the Children Federation, Inc., Fairfield, CT, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Until recently and for several years I had been sponsoring two girls, one in Vietnam and one in Egypt and was enjoying it.

Apparently though I violated Save the Children’s letter writing policies. I think it’s because I mentioned to the girl in Egypt who’s in high school that I had started an effort to connect teens from around the world but I’m not really sure.

I received communication from Save the Children informing me my sponsorships were canceled and when I tried to follow up a few times could never get clarity.

I am very disappointed in how this was handled. I wish the organization had informed me of the exact violation with an explanation and some warning. I would have been very happy to rewrite a letter and take out anything that was in violation of a policy I couldn’t easily find on the website.

I also asked what happens to the children I was sponsoring and also never got a reply.

The whole experience has been distressing to me because I want to do the right thing and feel the approach by Save the Children is punitive to both the sponsors and the children, to sever it rather than issue a warning, and to not just tear up the offensive letter and allow the sponsor another opportunity.

Role:  Client Served